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  1. RustyMacintosh

    Towing a 19foot travel trailer with the 99 XLT

    I was surprised I was not run out of Madonna Inn actually. I hid out in that dirt area just as you pull in. The dogs and I walked the bike path up as far as we could go north. Their WIFI was pretty good actually--I am thankful they give it out for free. I for a taste for Gingerbread cookies...
  2. RustyMacintosh

    Towing a 19foot travel trailer with the 99 XLT

    I do have KYB shocks, also am using a Reese weight distro hitch and bars with a Harbor Freight sway clutch setup. The brakes on the Exploder without the electric trailer brakes connected is nominal at best, once the Prodigy was installed, it was fair sailing. We are heading to Yosemite NP this...
  3. RustyMacintosh

    Towing a 19foot travel trailer with the 99 XLT

    I just returned home from a 400-mile trip towing the Mallard. The 99 Exploder did just fine. We averaged 13mpg with mixed freeway driving, and hill pulling. I took a laser pointer temp reader with me. Trans never ran over 210, even after a hard pull up a grade. Engine never went over...
  4. RustyMacintosh

    Bought a motorhome. Want to haul my Explorer behind it

    So I got a killer deal on a 34 ft very low mile Bounder Class A. Its getting some needed maintenance after sitting for 10 years. Tires, brakes etc. So I want to play an old man retired person routine. Not only floating around the west coast for weeks on end, I want to tow one of my...
  5. RustyMacintosh

    Towing a 19foot travel trailer with the 99 XLT

    Just for the sake of humanity and historical reference for generations of Ford Explorer owners to come.....I'm going to hook the mess up and drive it down the highway for an hour or two. I'm uber curious more than desperate. The Suburban comes out of the shop either today or in the morning...
  6. RustyMacintosh

    Towing a 19foot travel trailer with the 99 XLT

    OK, say it. CRAZY! Ok that aside, I have a Fleetwood travel trailer that I have been tugging around for the summer behind my 99 Suburban 5.7. The Suburban is currently in the shop getting the 4L60e rebuilt at 232k. Now....(drum roll) I have a pair of Ford Explorers. 4.0's with relatively...
  7. RustyMacintosh

    94 XLT front radius arm bushings

    Yeah I don't like the idea of a come-along. That suggestion was from some clown at Pepboys. I got the parts in yesterday. The EX is going to the shop to have the rivets removed. I want it done right now sloppy.
  8. RustyMacintosh

    Beilsteins!

    The OE that was on this XLS, were worn out. Pushing down on let's say the front shock once it was removed--it would sink 2 inches before any resistance if any. All four were swapped out. One major annoyance after installing new Goodyear Wranglers was the freeway squirm. The tires would grab...
  9. RustyMacintosh

    Beilsteins!

    I got a good deal on a set of four for my 01 XLS. IT took me 2 hours to get one old shock off the right rear. Then when I saw the spare tire in the way of the other side....it went to my shop. Am I glad I had the shocks replaced? The rears were so weak...the fronts hardly had any...
  10. RustyMacintosh

    94 XLT front radius arm bushings

    Taking the EX to the shop....there are some things that is beyond my abilities...brain surgery, spacewalks, foot odor, and the like....
  11. RustyMacintosh

    94 XLT front radius arm bushings

    PO did the front end on this XLT. I see red bushing on the radius arm,. but shinny spots on the metal, which indicates to me the arm is moving. I was told, I can use a come-along to pull the front axle forward enough to slip in new bushings in front, then let it come back where I would put a...
  12. RustyMacintosh

    Swapped valve body yesterday--01 XLS

    I have a 99 XLT with a rebuilt trans, so I could clearly tell that the 01 XLS was sloppy. Its shifts were almost un-detectable. Which in of itself is fine with me, I felt several times a 500 rpm rise going into 4th...at about 50mph. Only happened once or twice. But my ear picked it up. I...
  13. RustyMacintosh

    Swapped valve body yesterday--01 XLS

    Vehicle in question (01 XLS) which now 203K on it, I only changed the valve body because of the soft shifts, and delayed reverse sometimes delayed going into 4th.... I did buy a rebuilt one off Ebay about a year ago for my 1999 XLT 4WD, which was installed. That purchase was a risk but the...
  14. RustyMacintosh

    Swapped valve body yesterday--01 XLS

    My bad it IS this one.....not the first one I posted I did not pay attention to the picture, This one I was told was for my trannie
  15. RustyMacintosh

    Swapped valve body yesterday--01 XLS

    Ok, so I do feel the shifts, and the downshifts, like the 94 EX XLT with a rebuilt automatic. As the EX comes down to a stop, I can feel it drop into 2nd then I hear it in 1st, as you get that slight gear whine common on first gear noise. So, maybe its ok. I just noticed a really noticeable...
  16. RustyMacintosh

    Key Fob Question, might be dumb though

    state of confusion is buying my eb version explorer for 9500 if I buy a used ev or hybrid. I am planning on yanking the security box, and the tires just before the tow truck comes for it. I'll let ya all know what happens, or if there even IS a connection in the rear of my XLS
  17. RustyMacintosh

    Swapped valve body yesterday--01 XLS

    Ok, input advice. 202k, we swapped in a rebuilt valve body yesterday. The shifts were getting sloppy. The shop I use is a neighborhood place where I know the owner personally, and his kids who work there. It was finished, sitting idling when I walked up. I was first to drive it. I loved...
  18. RustyMacintosh

    Key Fob Question, might be dumb though

    I wonder if I hit the Pick a Part, snag one of those boxes, plug it in....??? what ya think?
  19. RustyMacintosh

    Key Fob Question, might be dumb though

    what I thought , I just had to ask a dumb question
  20. RustyMacintosh

    Key Fob Question, might be dumb though

    I lost my keys or mislaid my keys on my 99 XLT. Finally, after 4 weeks I called out a locksmith. $154. new key reprogramed a new fob. I found my original set the next day. Go figure. Locksmith said it is common. Where were they? hanging on a tree next to the gate. I hang them there on...
  21. RustyMacintosh

    Swapping auto trans valve body 4.0 2001

    202,000 on this 2wd, Dropped a 40k motor in last winter, did the chains. The trans is sloppy. It takes a bit for the trans to go into reverse. ANd a second or two to go into drive, The other day i saw the r's jump 2-300 when going into lockup. Jumped a bit then settled down only did that...
  22. RustyMacintosh

    1995 Explorer, Blown headgasket $200 is it worth it?

    get a used motor, do the chains, put said used motor in that EX --put a new clutch and cover in too enjoy the hell out of it
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